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NewsLeecher Version History

See what has changed so far, during the history of NewsLeecher.

+: Added a 'Quick Search' filter to the Explorer view. +: Zero-Part description files used to be skipped by NewsLeecher when downloading. They can now be saved to the disk by setting a new option located at: Setup -> Download -> Keep 0-Part Files +: Added the ability to exclude specific subscribed groups from being updated by the new 'auto group updater' feature. Groups can be excluded from the group properties dialog. *: NewsLeecher will now save corrupt article parts instead of skipping them entirely. This improvement will result in fewer needed par2 parity block to perform repairs. *: A few small visual improvements. (SuperSearch search field has been made wider, etc.) !: A few bugfixes here and there. (The file explorer now remember header column widths, etc.) !: Fixed bug where using shortcuts to navigate groups, would sometimes cause NewsLeecher to unload groups unexpectedly: http://www.newsleecher.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10378 -: Removed the 'Max Server Retention' property from the server setup dialog as the setting didn't work. It will be properly implemented later on.

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SuperSearch is currently running with a bit more than 4 years of article retention. But we are working hard to reach our goal of 10+ years retention. All 10+ years of Usenet article-data is in our storage, just waiting to be used to bump the SuperSearch retention.

The reason that retention is currently "only" at ~4 years, is that the amount of stuff posted to the Usenet is constantly rising. It requires more and more system resources to keep up, even though the index retention is kept constant. And not only that. We have also decided to start indexing subjects of text-groups and keep full index retention for audio and image (JPG, PNG, etc) groups. Those groups alone contain tens of millions of articles that we make fully searchable in true wildcard/substring (

Anyway. As mentioned above, we are working hard on improving the SuperSearch service at the moment. The service's backend-engine is being partly rewritten to improve performance and to make sure that the service is futureproof, by being able to keep up with the ever expanding Usenet retention demands.

We also use the code-rewrite opportunity to modulize the backend, so it gets a lot easier to add new functionality in the future.

While we cannot say for sure when exactly the job is done, we can say though, that it will be pretty soon. Things are progressing nicely and the most longhaired part of the optimization is done.

So all in all, good things to come soon :)

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